Wednesday, April 06, 2011
The Couch Mouse Delay
Posted by Liza Cordero
With this mindset and because my old wired mouse that I am using with my one-year-old laptop is starting to give me problems, I bought this Logitech M515 couch mouse.
I read a great review about it in one of my favorite tech blogs. You may be wondering why I chose a "couch" mouse. I like to read and surf the internet on my couch, on my bed and even while sitting on my carpeted floor - and this was what this mouse was supposedly designed for.
I must admit it does work great, after a minute or two. I find that it doesn't respond right away. To get it started I have to grip it with my finger to the sides of it slightly near the front, not in the normal position I would usually hold a mouse, then apply more pressure than I would usually do. Once I activate it, it responds then freezes a bit for a minute or so then it functions as promised without a hitch. I'm not sure if it's because of the way I'm used to just pushing a mouse around instead of really gripping it or if there is a real delay time before the mouse connects completely with the transmitter, but this is one of my pet peeves with this unit.
They do have an "Anywhere" mouse for $10 more, but I don't think that will be much better than the one I have now. Do you own a couch mouse? Do you experience the same delay? Please share your experience in the comments section of this post. Thanks!